Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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Can't get NVIDIA Driver or CUDA working on Optimus laptop

I have an acer aspire V5-573G which comes with a NVIDIA OPTIMUS chipset and 750M gfx card. I have a fairly fresh install of 14.04 and I have tried a number of things to install driver and CUDA. In the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Bumblebee, Unable to control Brightness and have Bumblebee working at the same time

I'm current running Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX 780m gpu on my laptop and using nvidia-331 drivers with bumblebee. I was unable to control the brightness of my screen, but then I decided to follow some ...
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Laptop Lenovo Y570, bumblebee doesn't work?

I have a problem, I'm using ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y570. There are a lot of materials for this question about linux and Nvidia GT555M video card, but still i'm new on linux and i can't handle it. My ...
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Running Steam and Dota2 with primus

I wished to run my steam with bumblebee but faced a problem: when I try to run steam using primusrun, I get segfault. Anything else also doesn't run with primus. Here's an example of running primusrun ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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diablo 3 won't start after add optirun prefix

I've been trying to run the Diablo3 in the ubuntu 13.10 for a while now, sadly without a success... My problem is, that i can't run it with optirun. If I just type wine ...
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Bumblebee with 2 dedicated video cards?

So I have a lenovo 510p laptop, with integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics, plus 2 GeForce GT 755M-s, one of which is in the ultrabay and thus is removable. I'm running Lubuntu 13.10. I use the ...
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Error message when running OpenGL programs with bumblebee

X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 152 (DRI2) Minor opcode of failed request: 8 (DRI2SwapBuffers ) Resource id in failed ...
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Random black dot on the screen

black dots, or more something like this _-, apprear on my screen, but only in windows, not on the side bar. It is very anoying since it apprear every 30 sec and sometime every 5 sec in row. I have ...
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Intel display controller unclaimed

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 on my Optimus laptop with Intel Ivy Bridge and Nvidia 650M graphics cards. I have set up Bumblebee following this guide: ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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Optirun problem

I cannot run 'glxspheres'. Here is the result for optirun glxspheres: [ 54.811157] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Problem parsing the config file [ 54.811195] ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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Will installing CUDA for my Nvidia card make OpenCL available?

I'm trying to use a program called 'pyrit' which can use OpenCL. When I run the program, I get this warning: Failed to load Pyrit's OpenCL-core ('Failed to enumerate OpenCL-platforms (Unknown ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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Run OpenGL apps with CUDA with Nvidia Optimus and Bumblebee

I am attempting to start learning CUDA using my old laptop with a hybrid Nvidia GT650M/Intel iGPU setup. I have tried following the instructions on a couple resources[1,2,3]. Those resources helped ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU Bumblebee (Ubuntu 12.04)

When running optirun glxgears, I get: [ 1211.541206] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ 1211.541351] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. When ...
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Hybrid Graphics (bumblebee) Failed to load module “intel” (module does not exist, 0) error

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Lenovo B570 laptop with Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor (Intel HD 3000) and NVIDIA 410M. I'm trying to setup Bumblebee properly but encountering strange problem with ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus in 14.04

I have attempted to get my nVidia 970M working in 14.04 but despite the many (many!) methods out there, none seems to work for me. Using the instruction from How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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How to change resolution (with Bumblebee)?

I need to change the resolution on my laptop, unfortunately, xrandr only shows something like that. By nvidia-settings doesn't work. xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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Disable nVidia graph card

I have a Asus with 2 graph cards - 1 nVidia and 1 Intel - and my battery life is being shortened because I THINK both gpu are being used by Ubuntu. I tried some called Bumblebee but or I configured it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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Bumblebee and Intel drivers. Do I need both?

I have a laptop with Nvidia GeForce 650M and Intel HD 4000. To use the Nvidia card I have already installed Bumblebee. I just found that Intel drivers are also available for 14.04 and I also found ...
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How to switch from bumblebee to nvidia-prime?

I have been using bumblebee in the past. Now I have read about nvidia-prime. How can I install nvidia-prime? How do you configure it? Will it be in conflict with my current bumblebee install? As a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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Detecting HDMI wiring

I have been trying to get HDMI output to work on my laptop which has Intel HD 4600 and NVidia K2100M for graphics managed by bumblebee. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen ...
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Optimus/Nvidia and OpengGL giving troubles

First time writing on this forum so be nice :D I am a programmer but I mostly worked on windows so far , I wanted to start learning linux more seriously and being able to compile my cpp programs on ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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Why doesn't Bumblebee work with NVidia GTX675M in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I'm trying use my NVidia video card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but without success. The model of my video card is GTX675M. I've installed Bumblebee using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Why didn't the Bumblebee Driver take effect after installing it and rebooting?

How I attempted to install bumblebee: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia Using this script, I have the following output ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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nVidia drivers for Bumblebee

Right now Bumblebee is working with nvidia-331.113 driver, but in Software&Drivers is available nvidia-340. Should I update? I have some problems with this driver, while playing my fps instantly ...
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Bumblebee: compiling program using OpenGL 4.0, supported by dedicated but not integrated GPU

I'm trying to compile an OpenGL 4.0 program on my computer. My dedicated GPU supports OpenGL 4.4, but my integrated GPU only has support for 3.0. Normally I can run post-3.0 OpenGL programs using ...
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Can't switch prime profile

prequel: I've already used the search function and found very similar questions but nothing worked out for me. I've installed the nvidia-331 driver and want now to switch profile in the ...
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lightdm crash after changing resolution

my laptop is dual boot win8.1/ubuntu 14.04 lts two gpus: gtx980m/hd4600 I use nvidia-346.47 and bumblebee, following the configuration tutorial How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Optirun not working properly with Wine

I have a laptop with NVidia Optimus running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64. I'd like to play some games for Windows on my Ubuntu, then I've installed wine for 32 and 64 bits, Bumblebee, libraries and drivers ...
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discrete graphic card(nvidia geforce 540M) is not working well

i am using COMSOL Multiphysics for my simulations. at first using it with integrated graphic card(intel). renders was fine but so slow. then i installed bumblebee with latest nvidia driver(340.65) and ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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Does optirun (from Bumblebee) apply using the NVIDIA GPU recursively?

I have Bumblebee set up and working, but I wonder if I were to execute a program in optirun, to open another program, would optirun apply to the second window? For example, there are two programs, A ...
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Resolution stuck at 1024x768 after Bumblebee, I also have no xorg.conf

I have a T410 Thinkpad so I installed Bumblebee for Optimus, after doing this my resolution is stuck at 1024x768. Most other topics on this recommend deleting the xorg file, but I have none.